Every Friday night, NOMA stays open late and hosts live music, art activities, lectures, films, and more! This week, in honor of Women’s History Month we’re screening films on artists Mary Cassatt and Louise Bourgeois, who are both represented in NOMA’s permanent collection.
- 5-8 p.m.: Art activity
- 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by Banu Gibson
- 6 p.m.: Film screening: MOMA Lecture Series: Rosamond Bernier on Louise Bourgeois
- 7:30 p.m.: Film screening:: Great Women Artists: Mary Cassatt
About MOMA Lecture Series: Rosamond Bernier on Louise Bourgeois
(Run time: 60 minutes)
Every year, the renowned lectures given by Rosamond Bernier at MOMA were sold out months in advance. Her lectures are really conversations, intimate chats about artists, their friends, their society and their work.
Louise Bourgeois’ challenging and often disquieting art has made her a star of the major exhibition circuit, both home and abraod. Rosamond Bernier gives a richly documented account, in word and image, of an outstanding sculptor and a remarkable human being.
About Great Women Artists: Mary Cassatt
(Run time: 45 minutes)
Children and naturalism are the hallmarks of Mary Cassatt’s work during the 1880s and 1890s. Cassatt absorbed from her Impressionist colleagues Caillebotte, Degas, and Renoir, as well as her study of Japanese prints, the modern idea that the background of a painting might be as significant as the foreground. Her paintings depict a world of her own creation, one that adults can fully understand only by recapturing their childhood persona.
About Banu Gibson
Today, Banu (bah’new) Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. Rather than mimic singers of the past, she mixes fresh renditions of Tin Pan Alley standards and jazz classics by Gershwin, Ellington, Berlin, Carmichael, Waller, Porter, et al. A powerful force on stage as well as on her CDs on the Swing Out label, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her wide range and versatility.
With an extensive repertoire of songs, Banu’s performances cover many high points of America’s golden age of popular music. Not content to copy the past, Banu Gibson is creative within the boundaries of the genre, consistently inventing fresh and imaginative variations giving new life to timeless, unforgettable music.